i have read Mistborn original trilogy and elantris and of course 3 Stromlight books. By far the one i enjoyed the most is 3 Stromlight books. I really love epic fantasy with lot of books more than trilogies and standalone books. Quality and quantity over just quality i guess. Also i had a bit problem with Mistborn. None of those problems were Brandons fault i think, it was just a matter of my preferences and reading style. First problem was that the world seemed a bit bleak and for the lack of better description grey. I got from it depressing feeling one i would imagine i wold get from reading about North Korea, which to be fair is right description. Because world of Mistborn is kinda like North Korea. Second problem is really stupid and is making me ashamed of myself. I couldnt get 100% immersion because main character was female. Now dont get me wrong, I have nothing against female characters, but when I am reading book i like to imagine myself as PoV character. And Vin being female made it harder for me to immerse myself 100% in it. I gennerally dont have this problem in series like Stormlight Archive or ASoIaF, where there are multiple protagonists but for some reason it broke my immersion in Mistborn. I know i might get some hate for saying this but it is truth. I wasnt bothered because some political reason it just felt awkward. Still i enjoyed the book a lot, enough to pick Stormlight right after i read Mistborn. Elantris was also good but only 1 book cant compare to book series. I heard good things about Warbreaker and i really liked Zahael in Stormlight.
As for my favorite characters, they are mostly from Stormlight. Funny enough after all my rant about female character from Mistborn, my favorite character in Stormlight is Jasnah. She edges Dalinar and Kaladin by small margin. She is smart, capable and we found in last book she is actual human being with emotions and fears and doubts. Besides as a fellow heretic i liked her for being open minded without being condescending to religious people. I always liked Dalinar but reading about his past i actually appreciate him even more now. And Kaladin was someone i also liked from the beginning. I think i will like him even more when he stop being racist. damnation this was long post xD
PS dont hate me for my Mistborn comments xD
PPS i just noticed whenever i write damnation it autocorrect it to DAMNATION. Well played, well played indeed.